Thursday, March 26, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (3) (A day late)

I forgot to do this. And I even made a to-do list! Anyhoo (you know, I strongly dislike that word) - Anyways, I'm doing a bit of a theme here. Partly because I got How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier a couple days ago, and partly in honor of this challenge from Books And Literature for Teens.

First up is:

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

Summary from amazon.com

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

It has been 20 years since the war between faeries and humans destroyed everything. Liza, a teenager living in what was once the Midwest, has always been taught that magic kills. When Lizas mother gives birth to a faerie baby with hair clear as glass, her father abandons the infant on a hillside to die; Lizas mother then runs away, and Liza begins to have magical visions of her own. Petrified that her powers might cause death, Liza flees into the woods with her friend Matthew, only to be attacked by deadly trees and rescued by a woman with magic. The plot quickens as Liza realizes that the woman is connected to her mothers past, knowledge that propels Liza into a dangerous journey into the land of Faerie, in search of her mother.


Summary from amazon.com

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
Summary from amazon.com

I could do a ton more, but I'm (finally) writing a review, so I'll refrain. And besides, this is late enough!!

Peace and cookies,
Laina

7 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this one, especially fairy tale! I'm drooling right now.
    Okay, very unattractive mental image lol,
    but seriously, it looks FANTASTIC.;)
    -AMY

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  2. both fairy tale and bones of faerie was okay :) I can't wait to get my hands on WINGS! It reminds me a bit of something though...

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  3. You left a comment on my blog asking about my WoW post and I was just writing back to let you know that Shiver is by Maggie Stiefvater. She is also the author of Lament and the sequel Ballad.

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  4. Oh, and I really want to read Fairy Tale and Bones of Faerie. I keep seeing Wings and I never knew what it was about but now that I know it will have to be added to my to-be-read pile. Thanks!

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  5. Amy: No, it's cool, we all do that :)

    Yan: Mmmm, maybe... Before Wings by Beth Goobie? It's the only one triggering any similarities in my mind.

    Katie: Thank you!! Shiver looks good, I want to put it on my list, lol.

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  6. Bones of faeries sounds really good--I want to read it so much now!

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  7. Bones of Faerie was really good and I got a copy of Wings but have yet to read it because of City Of Glass!
    -Senfaye :)

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